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Review for Handful Players, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked as a teaching artist with Handful Players, and I wholeheartedly support this organization's mission. Handful Players brings high quality musical theater workshops to kids in the inner city, and the workshops are absolutely free to the participants. Working with Handful Players last summer was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I got to know many talented kids that would have probably never had the opportunity to engage in a program like this outside of Handful Players. Some of the kids come in, and are already stars...they just don't know it! Some of them are there to learn life lessons...cooperation, team work, self confidence, responsibility. I really saw the kids grow in these areas over the summer. They all took such pride in their final performance which was performed before an audience of about 300 people! This was definitely an experience these kids will never forget. I know it affected them in a very positive way, and I was proud to be part of it. I have just started working as an Artist in Residence for Handful Players at an elementary school in San Francisco and will be working with them again this summer. This is more than a job for me. It is a heart project. Teaching for Handful Players really makes me feel I am giving something back to my community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the kids proud and happy faces after a performance.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach all the kids that deserve this kind of program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former staff & I taught music and drama to students enrolled in the program.